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Samsung UN55H8000

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55" Curved Sep 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Screen Shape Release Date
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21 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This Samsung television was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com all of whom wrote that this TV was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Samsung TV is 78% based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint.

Good Product Quality

A few customers who bought it agreed that it was good quality. Last year Digital Versus wrote “Picture quality is great” in their review of this TV. Digital Versus also wrote “The Samsung U 55 8000 produces beautiful pictures when viewed in brighter rooms, has an excellent smart TV system and its audio quality is good too”. Digital Versus also said “Good sound quality”.

Good High Def TV

Thirteen Samsung UN55H8000 owners who purchased the Samsung UN55H8000 considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Two years ago expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “The UE55H8000 is the range topper in Samsung's Full HD LED line-up this year” in their Samsung UN55H8000 review. Cnet.co.uk also wrote “It still sits directly below the company's wallet busting Ultra HD sets”. Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “Then use a Full HD panel on a huge high-end TV like the UE65H8000 just seems odd” in their Samsung UN55H8000 review and gave the product a score of 70 out of 100.

Nice Design

Some Samsung UN55H8000 owners who purchased this TV thought it was good looking. In November last year Digital Versus said “Its curvy nature and stylish design means it also looks the business” in their review of the Samsung UN55H8000. Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned “There were times when we looked at the lush, beautiful picture put out by the Samsung UE55H8000” in their review of this TV. Two years ago Gadgetshow.channel5.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Samsung's UE65H8000 is a gorgeous television set that will no doubt look the business in your living room” in their review of this TV.

Two Samsung UN55H8000 owners said that it was a good design. In November last year Digital Versus said “Great design giant size” in their review. Two years ago expert website Reviewed.com gave the Samsung UN55H8000 a rating of 77 out of 100 and wrote in their Samsung UN55H8000 review “It's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay”.

One Samsung UN55H8000 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was luxurious. Whathifi.com rated the Samsung UN55H8000 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this TV “The upmarket H8000 series was announced at CES in January”.

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Good Brand

Samsung has good average ratings for its large TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Technical Features

Several Samsung UN55H8000 owners considered that it had good features. Two years ago Cnet.co.uk gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and said on CNET.co.uk “Supremely stylish and bursting with features”. Expert website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote “It's a curved screen with the best picutre quality features for a 1080p display in Samsung's 2014 lineup” in their review of this TV. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned two years ago “Is jam-packed full of top-notch features that work a treat” in their review of this TV.

Robust

A number of Samsung UN55H8000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this TV was well made. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this TV “Impressive contrast combined with solid, yet detailed blacks”. Digital Versus also said “Build quality could be better”. Two years ago expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “A very solid TV—but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything” in their review of the Samsung UN55H8000.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of people who bought it wrote that it had a good 3D picture quality. Digital Versus wrote in their review “No crosstalk in 3D mode” however they rated the product 3 stars. Expert website Reviewed.com said two years ago “The Samsung UN55H8000 (MSRP $2,899) is a high-end Full HD 1080p option that's smart, 3D capable” in their review of the Samsung UN55H8000 and scored it 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

A few Samsung UN55H8000 owners who bought it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Digital Versus mentioned “Excellent 2D and 3D picture quality” in their Samsung UN55H8000 review. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said “The curved 65-inch LCD UE65H8000 TV, which promises top notch image quality and plenty of bang for your wallet-crunching buck”.

One person who reviewed this TV concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Digital Versus wrote in their review of this TV “Good blacks and contrast ratio” nonetheless they rated it 60 out of 100.

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Good Sound Quality

Some customers who reviewed the Samsung UN55H8000 concluded that it had good sound quality.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Digital Versus said “Easy to use smart TV system”.

Good Size

One Samsung UN55H8000 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a big size.

Good Stand

One Samsung UN55H8000 owner who purchased the Samsung UN55H8000 concluded that it had a good stand. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of the Samsung UN55H8000 “Its curved screen immediately makes it stand out from the crowd” .

Good Remote Control

One person wrote that the Samsung UN55H8000 had a good remote control. Digital Versus wrote “Effective motion controller” in their review of this TV but they gave this TV a rating of 3 stars.

Good Smart TV

One Samsung UN55H8000 reviewer who bought it considered that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Digital Versus said “Has all UK catchup TV services” however despite that they gave the Samsung UN55H8000 a score of 60 out of 100.

3D Compatible

The UN55H8000 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the UN55H8000.

Other 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the UE55D7000[pl_344784_price], or the PS51F5500[pl_1549712_price] both from Samsung or the LG 55LB870[plb_2233830_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UN55H8000 supports smart TV features. Most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago also support smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the UE55D7000[pl_344784_price], the UN65F8000[pl_1625571_price], or the UN55H6400[pl_2305910_price] all from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UN55H8000 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the UE55D7000[pl_344784_price], the UN65F8000[pl_1625571_price], and the UN55H6400[pl_2305910_price] all from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The UN55H8000 has more composite video in ports than most of the TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UN55H8000. Most of the large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN55H8000 only have one composite video in port, however this Samsung television has two composite video in ports.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz, the Samsung UN55H8000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN55H8000.

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4 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Several Samsung UN55H8000 owners considered that this TV was not cheap. Digital Versus mentioned “It's hugely expensive (around 2 000) for a Full HD TV, there was a lot of backlight clouding on our review sample”. Digital Versus also wrote “Might feel expensive once its rivals are out”. Digital Versus also wrote “Relatively expensive”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was not good value for money. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said two years ago “Although it's pricey”. Cnet.co.uk also mentioned “It's very pricey for a Full HD model”.

One Samsung UN55H8000 owner who purchased it concluded that it was not a bargain for the price. Two years ago expert review site Whathifi.com wrote “A couple of years ago a Full HD 65in set costing just over £3000 would have been seen as a bargain” in their Samsung UN55H8000 review.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the UN55H8000 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UN55ES8000[pl_403312_price], the UE55ES8000[pl_1448739_price], or the UN55F8000[pl_1998277_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most large TVs that are a similar age to the UN55H8000 do not feature OLED technology. The UN55H8000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

Other televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the 55EA970[pl_2164589_price], or the 55EC930[pl_2442859_price] both from LG.

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Quite Thick

The average thickness of TVs of a similar spec and age to the UN55H8000 is 56mm, and the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm. With a thickness of 88.9 millimeters, the UN55H8000 has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst TVs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN55H8000

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the UN55H8000 over two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
Voice Control
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Special Features

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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25 May 2015

The Korean manufacturer's latest flagship Full HD model with curved panel is an attempt to break with tradition. The Samsung H8000 benefits from an unusual style and all the latest connected...

Good contrast
No crosstalk in 3D mode
Effective motion compensation
Two remotes, one with touchpad and gyroscopic pointer
Smart Hub apps
Glossy screen susceptible to glare
Narrow viewing angles
Risk of clouding
Full HD resolution panel
Reflections from curved screen
13 January 2015

The UE65H8000 is an impressive all-rounder, but it's just too big for its boots. To design-in a curve and then use a Full HD panel on a huge high-end TV like the UE65H8000 just seems odd. It's...

11 September 2014

Samsung's UE65H8000 is a gorgeous television set that will no doubt look the business in your living room and is jam-packed full of top-notch features that work a treat. We're not totally...

3 September 2014

A very solid TV?but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything, it's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay. The UN55H8000 is quite...

8 August 2014

Curved TVs are great, yes I said it and you really have to check one out to really see and understand its benefits. A few months ago, we here at Booredatwork.com got our hands on the Samsung... Read more…

4 July 2014

The Samsung UE48H8000 is priced at around £1300, so you pay a premium for the curved design. But you get a lot of TV for that money - and not just because it's curved. The quality of the picture...

With the 55H8000, Samsung improves on the already formidable picture quality of last year's top of the line model. I also believe that by reimagining their Smart Hub, they have made all the apps...

26 May 2014

Samsung's continue to offer one of the fastest and most feature-rich Smart TV platforms. LG wants to challenge them with a new webOS based platform and we will see how that plays out. But being...

8 May 2014

A couple of years ago a Full HD 65in set costing just over £3000 would have been seen as a bargain. Today, we think it needs to have 4K TV to fully justify the price.The Samsung UE65H8000 also...

Curved 4K and OLED TVs are getting all of the attention this year. What about 1080p LED TVs? Samsung decided to cater to those not ready for 4K with the 55H8000 LED TV. It's a curved screen with... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un55h8000, samsung un55h8000a, samsung un55h8000af, samsung un55h8000afx, samsung un55h8000afxz, samsung un55h8000afxza
Barcodes 00887276673950, 00887276679891

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